RICHMOND (AP) -- A collision between a Richmond City School Bus and a deer sent a dozen students to the hospital for observation.

WRIC-TV reports the accident occurred around 7 a.m. Thursday.

The bus was carrying 50 students to Thompson Middle School when it hit the deer. The deer was killed.

School officials say 12 students complained of minor aches and pains and were taken to a hospital. Another bus took the remaining students to the school.

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